Brazilian Americans

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Brazilian Americans
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Total population
0.11% of the U.S. population (2012)
Regions with significant populations
Miami metropolitan area, Orlando metropolitan area, New York City metropolitan area and Northern New Jersey, Boston metropolitan area, Dallas–Fort Worth, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles. Growing populations in Chicago, Atlanta, Colorado, North Carolina and Louisiana
American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Indigenous Brazilian languages, Spanish, European languages (German, Venetian, Polish, etc.), Asian languages (Japanese, etc.)
Roman Catholicism
Protestantism, Mormonism, Spiritism, Candomblé, Quimbanda, Umbanda, Buddhism, Judaism
Related ethnic groups
Brazilian Canadians, other Brazilian diaspora

Brazilian Americans (Portuguese: brasileiros-americanos, norte-americanos de origem brasileira or estadunidenses de origem brasileira) are Americans who are of full or partial Brazilian ancestry. They are relatively new arrivals, for the 1960 Census only counted 27,855 Brazilians. The first major wave of immigration came after 1986, when 1.4 million Brazilians emigrated to various countries. Nearly half live in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, with significant populations in the south as well.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alphine W. Jefferson, "Brazilian Americans." in Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, edited by Thomas Riggs, (3rd ed., vol. 1, Gale, 2014), pp. 343-355. online